Greater Pine Island Water Association Inc.
 
                      
        

Boil Water Notices


PRECAUTIONARY BOIL WATER NOTICE

 

The precautionary boil water notice that was issued for homes on the following streets:  Buttonwood Key Court, Sycamore, Carambola, Sapodilla, Cherimoya, and Macadamia has been lifted and cleared. The water has been declared safe for consumption by the Lee County Health Department.   If you have any questions please feel free to call our office Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm at.  Thank you very much for your continued patience.

 

        




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REASONS A PRECAUTIONARY BOIL WATER NOTICE MAY BE ISSUED

1.     When the system has zero or negative pressure:
     ·       Total pressure loss should always result in a PBWN.
     ·       Two consecutive days of bacteriological samples, representative of
             the affected areas, must be collected before the notice can be
             lifted.

2.      When the system has low water pressure:

     ·       Pressures <20 psi (but greater than zero) may not always require a
            PBWN.
     ·       Even if a PBWN is not issued, two days of bacteriological samples
            should be collected (representative of the area affected) and
            adequate pressure should be restored as soon as possible.

3.     Water main breaks:

     ·       PBWN should be issued unless system can demonstrate that an
            outflow of water was maintained at all times (i.e. water mains
            repaired with clamping devices while remaining full of pressurized
            water).
     ·       If the break can be isolated by valves, resulting in areas of zero
            pressure, a PBWN should be issued for those customers in the
            affected area.
     ·       After main break repairs:
           ·  Restore adequate disinfectant residual (>0.2mg/L – 4.0mg/L).
           ·  Collect two consecutive days of bacteriological samples
               upstream and downstream of the water break location.